History Main / RomanticizedAbuse

14th Jan '18 9:26:42 PM angie710
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A stock trait of HornyDevils. Compare FriendlyTickleTorture for the PG version. Contrast IdealizedSex, since the Romanticized Abuse is clearly abusive--however, as the stories progress, Romanticized Abuse has a tendency to shift over into becoming IdealizedSex [[BrokenAesop instead]]. There can also be some overlap regarding physical safety and such. Contrast SexIsEvilAndIAmHorny.

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A stock trait of HornyDevils. Compare FriendlyTickleTorture for the PG version. Contrast IdealizedSex, since the Romanticized Abuse is clearly abusive--however, as the stories progress, Romanticized Abuse has a tendency to shift over into becoming IdealizedSex [[BrokenAesop instead]]. There can also be some overlap regarding physical safety and such. Contrast SexIsEvilAndIAmHorny.
SexIsEvilAndIAmHorny. Compare and contrast DestructiveRomance.
14th Jan '18 8:00:23 AM stargirl321
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* ''Series/TheVampireDiaries'' features many dark relationships among supernaturals.
** Katherine compelled, had sex with, and fed on human Stefan in the past.
** Fans ship Damon and Caroline, even though he raped her in the beginning of the series.
** Damon has physically assaulted Elena and murdered her brother after he tried to force himself on her. It is the most popular relationship on the show.
** Klaus tried to kill Caroline many times. Despite her rejection of his advances, it is one of the biggest pairings.
7th Jan '18 12:30:24 PM jamespolk
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* The musical ''Theatre/{{Carousel}}'' and the play it's based on, ''{{Liliom}}'', feature a character asking her mother if it's possible for "a man to hit you ... hit you real hard ... and have it feel like a kiss." (In both, the mother answers "yes", because that's exactly the relationship she had with the girl's father.)

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* The musical ''Theatre/{{Carousel}}'' and the play it's based on, ''{{Liliom}}'', ''Film/{{Liliom}}'', feature a character asking her mother if it's possible for "a man to hit you ... hit you real hard ... and have it feel like a kiss." (In both, the mother answers "yes", because that's exactly the relationship she had with the girl's father.)
3rd Jan '18 5:33:37 PM WillKeaton
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* Music/KatyPerry spends the song "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5Sd5c4o9UM E.T.]]" portraying the concept of AlienAbduction as this trope.

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* Music/KatyPerry spends the song "[[http://www.[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5Sd5c4o9UM E."E.T.]]" "]] portraying the concept of AlienAbduction as this trope.
30th Dec '17 9:08:54 AM Wyldchyld
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A subtrope of {{Fanservice}}: Sexual abuse ''not'' designed to be sexy & appealing is ''not'' this trope. Compare ''and'' contrast CasualKink as well as SafeSaneAndConsensual, for characters who live out BDSM fantasies ''and'' show the kind of ethical restraint needed in RealLife. Note that abuse played for FetishFuel is rarely played ''only'' for FetishFuel. It is often a mix of FetishFuel, NightmareFuel, FetishRetardant and so on, and the FetishFuel component is sometimes calculated to maximize the horror value depending on what the creators are going for.

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A subtrope of {{Fanservice}}: Sexual abuse ''not'' designed to be sexy & appealing is ''not'' this trope. Compare ''and'' contrast CasualKink as well as SafeSaneAndConsensual, for characters who live out BDSM fantasies ''and'' show the kind of ethical restraint needed in RealLife. Note that abuse played for FetishFuel fetish appeal is rarely played ''only'' for FetishFuel. fetish appeal. It is often a mix of FetishFuel, fetish appeal, NightmareFuel, FetishRetardant and so on, and the FetishFuel fetish appeal component is sometimes calculated to maximize the horror value depending on what the creators are going for.



* Most novels by the Creator/MarquisDeSade (the guy "sadism" is named after) stays strictly in Romanticized Abuse territory, being about unrestrained sadism rather than [[SafeSaneAndConsensual mutual]] sadomasochism. It's tinged with political satire about how hypocritical, oppressive, and unjust the socioeconomic system really was, but mostly his work is chock full of FetishFuel and AuthorAppeal, and is generally not considered to rise far above the level of pornography.

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* Most novels by the Creator/MarquisDeSade (the guy "sadism" is named after) stays strictly in Romanticized Abuse territory, being about unrestrained sadism rather than [[SafeSaneAndConsensual mutual]] sadomasochism. It's tinged with political satire about how hypocritical, oppressive, and unjust the socioeconomic system really was, but mostly his work is chock full of FetishFuel fetish appeal and AuthorAppeal, and is generally not considered to rise far above the level of pornography.



** One episode, named "Slaves", revels in the details on how a young Romanian woman has been imprisoned, brainwashed and used as a sex toy by an American couple. Lots of neatly presented details about the horrors she endured makes for a strange mix of FetishFuel and NauseaFuel. [[spoiler: Surprisingly, the detectives let the wife off the hook in exchange for selling out her husband, in spite of the fact that she murdered the girl's aunt without even informing her husband about it afterward.]]

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** One episode, named "Slaves", revels in the details on how a young Romanian woman has been imprisoned, brainwashed and used as a sex toy by an American couple. Lots of neatly presented details about the horrors she endured makes for a strange mix of FetishFuel fetish appeal and NauseaFuel. [[spoiler: Surprisingly, the detectives let the wife off the hook in exchange for selling out her husband, in spite of the fact that she murdered the girl's aunt without even informing her husband about it afterward.]]



* In ''Series/DoctorWho'', Peri, a companion added as ParentService, spent her tenure being [[IHaveYouNowMyPretty molested by virtually every single villain]], bullied in a vaguely sexualised way by the Doctor and eventually given a TraumaticHaircut and a MindRape by a sadistic slug monster before marrying a nasty warrior king at the last minute. Between the attractiveness and [[MaleGaze portrayal]] of the actress and the fact that the audience was meant to think the new, DarkerAndEdgier Doctor was totally cool, it ended up coming across as [[FetishFuel titillation]]. (In a children's show, no less.) ''Doctor Who'' had long been known for sexy companions and putting pretty characters in danger for the audience's amusement, but Peri's treatment still stood out as much more extreme than anything that had come before and is one of the more controversial elements of that era.

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* In ''Series/DoctorWho'', Peri, a companion added as ParentService, spent her tenure being [[IHaveYouNowMyPretty molested by virtually every single villain]], bullied in a vaguely sexualised way by the Doctor and eventually given a TraumaticHaircut and a MindRape by a sadistic slug monster before marrying a nasty warrior king at the last minute. Between the attractiveness and [[MaleGaze portrayal]] of the actress and the fact that the audience was meant to think the new, DarkerAndEdgier Doctor was totally cool, it ended up coming across as [[FetishFuel titillation]].titillation. (In a children's show, no less.) ''Doctor Who'' had long been known for sexy companions and putting pretty characters in danger for the audience's amusement, but Peri's treatment still stood out as much more extreme than anything that had come before and is one of the more controversial elements of that era.
21st Dec '17 7:34:13 PM HighCrate
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* All of Creator/MayuShinjo's works utilize this.



* A great deal of Hentai works on this principle, especially ones involving bondage.
26th Nov '17 9:59:33 AM Eievie
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The husband and wife of a Romanticized Abuse couple should normally only be mentioned here in the supertrope - it's redundant to also mention them in the gendered subtropes, ''unless'' they also have individual adventures where they are effectively single or in another relationship with a different dynamic. For individuals who represent a civilization or an organization, it's a matter of whether they act as individuals, as representatives, or both.

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The husband and wife of a Romanticized Abuse couple should normally only be mentioned here in the supertrope - it's supertrope--it's redundant to also mention them in the gendered subtropes, ''unless'' they also have individual adventures where they are effectively single or in another relationship with a different dynamic. For individuals who represent a civilization or an organization, it's a matter of whether they act as individuals, as representatives, or both.



A stock trait of HornyDevils. Compare FriendlyTickleTorture for the PG version. Contrast IdealizedSex, since the Romanticized Abuse is clearly abusive -- however, as the stories progress, Romanticized Abuse has a tendency to shift over into becoming IdealizedSex [[BrokenAesop instead]]. There can also be some overlap regarding physical safety and such. Contrast SexIsEvilAndIAmHorny.

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A stock trait of HornyDevils. Compare FriendlyTickleTorture for the PG version. Contrast IdealizedSex, since the Romanticized Abuse is clearly abusive -- however, abusive--however, as the stories progress, Romanticized Abuse has a tendency to shift over into becoming IdealizedSex [[BrokenAesop instead]]. There can also be some overlap regarding physical safety and such. Contrast SexIsEvilAndIAmHorny.



* ''Film/Passengers2016'': One of the main criticisms against the film. Jim for all intents and purposes [[spoiler: stalks Aurora and then he wakes her up, telling her that her pod malfunctioned and romancing her under that pretense, which from an ethical standpoint makes their sexual relationship akin to rape - no different than if he had kidnapped her while hiding his true identity and then proceeded to woo her without her knowing he was her kidnapper. She understandably calls his action murder after finding out.]] However, it never portrays Jim as having been right in doing this, and he himself says this was wrong. Aurora reacts realistically and nearly kills him over this. It's only after they save the ship together that she finally forgives him. Even so Jim is meant to be the hero and we are meant to root for him and the relationship is supposed to be a story of true love.

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* ''Film/Passengers2016'': One of the main criticisms against the film. Jim for all intents and purposes [[spoiler: stalks Aurora and then he wakes her up, telling her that her pod malfunctioned and romancing her under that pretense, which from an ethical standpoint makes their sexual relationship akin to rape - no rape--no different than if he had kidnapped her while hiding his true identity and then proceeded to woo her without her knowing he was her kidnapper. She understandably calls his action murder after finding out.]] However, it never portrays Jim as having been right in doing this, and he himself says this was wrong. Aurora reacts realistically and nearly kills him over this. It's only after they save the ship together that she finally forgives him. Even so Jim is meant to be the hero and we are meant to root for him and the relationship is supposed to be a story of true love.



** In ''Fifty Shades of Grey'', there's the treatment of ''Literature/TessOfTheDUrbervilles'', which is portrayed as a straight romance between Tess and Alec, although this is CompletelyMissingThePoint- ''Tess Of The d'Urbervilles'' is actually about how [[DoubleStandard Victorian double standards]] and the DefiledForever trope mean that Alec's rape of Tess ruins Tess's life, despite it not being her fault. Alec is less ByronicHero and more DastardlyWhiplash.

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** In ''Fifty Shades of Grey'', there's the treatment of ''Literature/TessOfTheDUrbervilles'', which is portrayed as a straight romance between Tess and Alec, although this is CompletelyMissingThePoint- ''Tess CompletelyMissingThePoint--''Tess Of The d'Urbervilles'' is actually about how [[DoubleStandard Victorian double standards]] and the DefiledForever trope mean that Alec's rape of Tess ruins Tess's life, despite it not being her fault. Alec is less ByronicHero and more DastardlyWhiplash.



* Several Music/{{Blutengel}} songs go along these lines - often on a gender-neutral and structural level, talking about the lifestyles of vampires in general rather than about the actions of individual vampires.

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* Several Music/{{Blutengel}} songs go along these lines - often lines--often on a gender-neutral and structural level, talking about the lifestyles of vampires in general rather than about the actions of individual vampires.
26th Nov '17 9:57:44 AM Eievie
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[[caption-width-right:300:"F**k yeah, slavery!"]]

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[[caption-width-right:300:"F**k [[caption-width-right:300:"Fuck yeah, slavery!"]]



# Civilization: A PlanetOfHats, grim FetishFuelFuture or just a CrapsackWorld.
# Organization: A religious cult, criminal network or whatever fills the role.
# Couple: A husband and wife or other couple may be sweet and respectful towards each other, sharing their mutual hobby of torturing someone else or [[SafeSaneAndConsensual each other]] if they are more sympathetic.
# Individual: This level is covered by the gendered subtropes BastardGirlfriend and BastardBoyfriend. Putting individual characters as example in the supertrope should only be done if the character is of unknown gender or a genderless shapeshifter/alien/whatever. A character that give KickTheDog, MoralEventHorizon (or even ShootTheDog) to another character (especially if they making the character into a [[TheWoobie woobie]]) also works.

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# Civilization: '''Civilization:''' A PlanetOfHats, grim FetishFuelFuture or just a CrapsackWorld.
# Organization: '''Organization:''' A religious cult, criminal network or whatever fills the role.
# Couple: '''Couple:''' A husband and wife or other couple may be sweet and respectful towards each other, sharing their mutual hobby of torturing someone else or [[SafeSaneAndConsensual each other]] if they are more sympathetic.
# Individual: '''Individual:''' This level is covered by the gendered subtropes BastardGirlfriend and BastardBoyfriend. Putting individual characters as example in the supertrope should only be done if the character is of unknown gender or a genderless shapeshifter/alien/whatever. A character that give KickTheDog, MoralEventHorizon (or even ShootTheDog) to another character (especially if they making the character into a [[TheWoobie woobie]]) also works.
15th Oct '17 6:27:41 PM nombretomado
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* WebVideo/ToddInTheShadows frequently complains about songs that sound like this. In addition to the above mentioned "E.T.", there's "Tonight (I'm Fucking You)", "Give Me Everything" ("Grab somebody sexy, tell 'em hey \ Give me everything tonight!") "Blurred Lines", [[BrunoMars "Gorilla"]]...

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* WebVideo/ToddInTheShadows frequently complains about songs that sound like this. In addition to the above mentioned "E.T.", there's "Tonight (I'm Fucking You)", "Give Me Everything" ("Grab somebody sexy, tell 'em hey \ Give me everything tonight!") "Blurred Lines", [[BrunoMars [[Music/BrunoMars "Gorilla"]]...
30th Sep '17 5:33:31 PM nombretomado
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* The musical ''{{Carousel}}'' and the play it's based on, ''{{Liliom}}'', feature a character asking her mother if it's possible for "a man to hit you ... hit you real hard ... and have it feel like a kiss." (In both, the mother answers "yes", because that's exactly the relationship she had with the girl's father.)

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* The musical ''{{Carousel}}'' ''Theatre/{{Carousel}}'' and the play it's based on, ''{{Liliom}}'', feature a character asking her mother if it's possible for "a man to hit you ... hit you real hard ... and have it feel like a kiss." (In both, the mother answers "yes", because that's exactly the relationship she had with the girl's father.)
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